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Lithuania to reinstate conscription amid Russia fears

Vilnius - Lithuania announced on Tuesday it would return to limited conscription later this year as concern mounts over Russian military exercises near NATO Baltic states.

Ghost super moon on February 18th will not be visible

The first "Super" moon of 2015 will rise on Feb. 18th. As the moon rises it will be a rare "Super New Moon" which means the moon will not be visible.

Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West

Vilnius - Lithuania switched over to the euro on Thursday, becoming the last Baltic nation to adopt Europe's single currency in a bid to boost stability despite fears of inflation and eurozone debt woes.

U.S. troops to stay in Poland, Baltics through 2015: General

Vilnius - U.S. troops will remain in Poland and the Baltic states through 2015 "to deter Russian aggression", the top US commander for Europe said on Sunday.

NATO says Russian forces 'still inside Ukraine'

Vilnius - NATO's top military commander on Saturday said Russian forces were still operating in Ukraine and that a ceasefire was not working, but he expressed hope a new peace plan could bring progress.

Video shows bartender accidentally lighting person's face on fire

A bartender in Lithuania was making a 'Flaming Lamborghini' when she ended up accidentally lighting a customer's face on fire.

Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' scores second presidential term

Vilnius - Lithuania's "Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite won an unprecedented second term Sunday in a presidential runoff held amid widespread apprehension over a resurgent Russia.

Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' duels leftist in presidential run-off

Vilnius - Lithuanians began voting Sunday in a presidential runoff with incumbent "Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite the frontrunner in this EU and NATO state dominated by security concerns over a resurgent Russia.

Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' to vie with leftist for presidency

Vilnius - Lithuania's incumbent "Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite emerged as the clear leader in presidential polls Sunday but will have to face a leftist in a run-off vote, the election commission announced.

EU court rules that data collection rules violate privacy rights

On Tuesday, a data communications collection requirement was struck down in the European Union and declared invalid, on the grounds that it infringed on basic privacy rights.

Former Putin adviser warns his ex-boss has desires on Finland

Stockholm - A former adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West is failing to understand Putin’s world view and that the ambitions of Russia’s head of state extend far beyond Crimea.

Baltic states tackle defence spending after Crimea takeover

Vilnius - Wary of their powerful neighbour Russia, the Baltic states of Lithuania and Latvia plan to double defence spending while Estonia will maintain its strong level after watching Moscow take over Crimea.The three countries of 6.

West waxes laws and norms as Russia absorbs Crimea

Sevastopol - The U.S. and Europe are trying to contain Russian revanchism in Crimea by suspending G8 participation and warning of further costs while Putin's star soars again.

Baltic states jittery over 'unpredictable' Russia

Vilnius - Standing in the shadow of a massive, grey former KGB building in a busy Vilnius street, Lithuanian pensioner Rimantas Gucas worries history could repeat itself if the West fails to stop Russia from absorbing Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.As Lithuania mar...

Lithuania orders probe of CIA torture

Vilnius - A Lithuanian court has ordered an investigation of the torture of a Saudi Arabian terrorism suspect by Central Intelligence Agency operatives at a secret prison in the small Baltic nation.

Injured militant leaves Ukraine after Western pressure

Vilnius - A Ukrainian protester whose account of torture has shocked Europe arrived in Vilnius late Sunday, hours after a Kiev court ruled that he could leave the country for treatment.

Will Tymoshenko sink EU-Ukraine deal?

Kiev - Seven days until the opening of the Vilnius Eastern Partnership Summit and European leaders are still mired in an impasse over the fate of Ukraine.

Eastern Europe leading tourism growth in the EU

Bratislava - Europe remains one of the favourite destinations for tourists the world over, but the centre of gravity is beginning to shift further east.

Lithuanians overturn conviction of Real IRA suspect

In 2011, Michael Campbell was sentenced to 12 years by a Lithuanian court for allegedly attempting to purchase weapons for the Real Irish Republican Army. His conviction was overturned by a Lithuanian appeals court.

Snowden disclosures: EU votes for in-depth inquiry on NSA spying

Strasbourg - The European Parliament adopted a resolution, Thursday July 4, giving the go-ahead for the Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the US surveillance programs.
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